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Title

Grazing Intensity Data

Abstract

These data were collected as part of the NSW Grazing Study. The study sampled a range of grazing intensities based on both recent (last 2-3 years) and historic (up to 20 years) grazing.

To assess recent grazing intensity we identified and counted the dung or pellets of all herbivores (cattle, sheep/goat, kangaroo) within the large (5m x 5m) and small (0.5m x 0.5m) (kangaroo, rabbit, sheep/goat) quadrats. For cattle, we counted dung events rather than individual fragments, i.e. we considered a number of small fragments to have originated from one dung event, if the fragments were within an area of a few metres. At ten sites we counted, collected, dried and weighed the dung from 10 large quadrats to obtain a relationship between dung counts and dry mass for each herbivore. This relationship was then used to calculate the total oven-dried mass of dung per hectare per herbivore as our measure of recent grazing intensity. Where dung from the same herbivore was assessed in both the large and small quadrats, we derived an average mass per hectare based on both quadrats for that herbivore type. We were unable to discriminate between sheep, goat and in very few cases deer (Cervus spp.) dung, or between European rabbit and European hare (Lepus europaeus) dung.

Other indicator of recent grazing were also collected (rabbit burrows, latrines and kangaroo hip holes). The abundance of these were collected in a 200m x 10m belt transect.

To assess historic grazing intensity we measured the width and depth of all livestock tracks crossing the 200 m transect to derive a total cross-sectional area of livestock tracks for each site (Pringle and Landsberg 2004).

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Data Quality Statement

Name: Data Quality Statement

Protocol: WWW:DOWNLOAD-1.0-http--download

Description:

Data quality statement for The NSW Grazing study

Function: download

The NSW Grazing Study Assessment of Grazing Intensity

Name: The NSW Grazing Study Assessment of Grazing Intensity

Protocol: WWW:DOWNLOAD-1.0-http--download

Description:

Spreadsheet of grazing intensities based on both recent and historic grazing

Function: download

Unique resource identifier

Code

1c99dab0-315e-41df-80a6-a8e25b445407

Presentation form

tableDigital

Edition

Original (raw data)

Dataset language

eng

Metadata standard

Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Version

1.1

Dataset URI

https://datasets.seed.nsw.gov.au/dataset/1c99dab0-315e-41df-80a6-a8e25b445407

Purpose

Decision support

Status

completed

Spatial reference system

Authority code

GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)

Code identifying the spatial reference system

4283

Classification of spatial data and services

Field Value

Topic category

Farming

Keywords

Field Value

Keyword set

keyword value

FLORA

ECOLOGY

AGRICULTURE

Originating controlled vocabulary

Title

ANZLIC Search Words

Reference date

2008-05-16

Geographic location

West bounding longitude

141.064453

East bounding longitude

149.238281

North bounding latitude

-36.031332

South bounding latitude

-31.728167

NSW Place Name

Central West, Riverina and Western NSW

Vertical extent information

Minimum value

-100

Maximum value

2228

Coordinate reference system

Authority code

urn:ogc:def:cs:EPSG::

Code identifying the coordinate reference system

5711

Temporal extent

Begin position

2013-07-01

End position

N/A

Dataset reference date

Date type

creation

Effective date

2013-07-01

Resource maintenance

Maintenance and update frequency

unknown

Contact info

Organisation name

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Full postal address

PO Box A290

Sydney South

NSW

1232

Australia

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Telephone number

131555

Facsimile number

02 9995 5999

Email address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Responsible party role

pointOfContact

Constraints related to access and use

Field Value

Constraint set

Use constraints

This data is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 Attribute 'Department of Planning, Industry and Environment ' in publications using this data.

Limitations on public access

Data Quality

Field Value

Scope

dataset

Responsible organisations

Field Value

Responsible party

Contact position

Data Broker

Organisation name

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Full postal address

PO Box A290

Sydney South

NSW

1232

Australia

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Telephone number

131555

Facsimile number

02 9995 5999

Email address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Web address

http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/

Responsible party role

pointOfContact

Metadata on metadata

Field Value

Metadata point of contact

Contact position

Data Broker

Organisation name

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Full postal address

PO Box A290

Sydney South

NSW

1232

Australia

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Telephone number

131555

Facsimile number

02 9995 5999

Email address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Responsible party role

distributor

Metadata date

2013-07-01

Metadata language

eng